Helena Public Schools foster dynamic educational experiences that prepare all students for life.
The mission of the Helena Public Schools is to challenge and empower each student to maximize individual potential and become a competent, productive, responsible, caring citizen.
This mission will be supported through the wise use of resources to meet students’ needs, regardless of interests and talents. Students, families, educators and the community are committed to sharing the responsibility for creating a student-centered educational community that acknowledges learning as a life-long process.
Due to the Winter Storm warning for Tuesday, April 12, we ask that students not be left unattended at bus stops or elsewhere outdoors. Please watch your Parent Portal application (for registered bus riders), the HSD1 Transportation Department Facebook page and School Messenger for cancelations, delays and other information. Updates also will be available via Twitter (@SchoolsHelena)
The Helena Public Schools would like to thank the students, professionals, parents, and families for all that went into the 2020/2021 school year. Click to read more.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Times will change slightly for the Access to Success and PAL ceremonies on Friday. Click to read the full details!
Click to learn more about registering your student for bus service for next school year.
Click here for more information on Janet Armstrong and Terry Beaver.
To increase ease for our viewers, the Vigilante Day Reverse Parade will be held at the fairgrounds.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7. Click here for ways to show your appreciation!
Click here for information on each School Board of Trustees candidate as published in the Helena Independent Record.
Click here for two pieces of important information pertaining to changes in masking requirements (outdoors only) and our forthcoming graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2021.
The weather is warming – well, sort of, the birds are singing, and our students, staff, and educators are stepping up in a huge way.
Elementary students are returning to five days a week in-person learning, but food services can still provide seven days of meals for ALL children 1-18 years old. Click to read the full update!
Summer registration opens April 5 – 15. Click here for all the details!
Good luck to our teams competing in playoff and state games, matches, and meets this week! Click to view the full schedule.
Congratulations to Mr. Rex Weltz for being named Superintendent for the Helena Public Schools! Click here for more details.
You're invited to an Online Community Meet & Greet with our Superintendent Finalists. Click for more details!
Click here to view results from our family survey sent in January and to complete the second requested survey.
February 3 marks the 12th anniversary of World Read Aloud Day, and it’s music to teachers’ and librarians’ ears.
Interested in the ABC schedule for next week? Click here to learn more!
Back in Session on January 4! Find additional details by clicking here.
Helena High School and Capital High School will return to the Phase I, in-person schedule beginning Monday, December 7. Click to read the full update.
Click to read the update pertaining to the high school remote decision
Click to read the latest update on COVID-19 affects on the district.
Seeking COVID-19 related information on our schools or district? We have two great places to find answers.
The Helena Public Schools were served with an Order for Corrective Action from Lewis & Clark Public Health. This Order resulted from a second complaint pertaining to masking and physical distancing of spectators at school-related sporting events.
As with many schools across our area and state, the Helena Public Schools have been notified of our first school-related cases of COVID-19. Read the full update for complete information.
Read the 8.21.2020 update with a link to the most current Opening of Schools Plan by clicking here.
Read the most recent update from our Helena Public Schools, which includes tentative plans for the first days of school.
Click to view our most recent planning update, which includes updates to the Draft Opening of Schools Plan, additional FAQs, and results from the family survey.
Linked is the most recent version of our 2020/2021 Opening of Schools Plan. This document remains a work-in-progress as we seek to improve and refine plans and details. Please continue to send suggestions to Planning2020@helenaschools.org.
Read the latest update on planning for the 20/21 school year along with some FAQs on getting back to school.
As of last Thursday, our Helena Public Schools have been on Summer Break for one month. In that time, our planning efforts have intensified to include nearly one-hundred volunteers, across eight teams, that are involved on a daily basis as we prepare for the forthcoming 2020/2021 school year.
This week's update provides information on bus transportation for the 20/21 school year, state and national guidance, and an additional family survey to be sent.
With the end of the 2019/2020 school year, our attentions have turned full-time to planning for the forthcoming 2020/2021 school year.
On behalf of all of my colleagues here in the Helena Public Schools, I want to say thank you.
Click to view a number of helpful resources when talking through these matters as a family.
The two voted levies are on the spring ballot specifically designed to support the Helena Public Schools. Both of these levies align with the district’s general fund, one for our elementary district and the other for our high school district. The general fund supports a majority of the district’s needs associated with our schools. For example, the general fund accounts for a majority of our employee salaries including our outstanding educators, administrators, paraeducators, and support staff who work directly with our children every day.
It may no longer be the 2020 Teacher Appreciation Week, but we’ve compiled a list of posts from our Facebook page with the help of our educators, administrators, and families.
The last few weeks has brought the ingenuity and creativity of our educators into the spotlight.
The Helena Public School District recently was awarded with a spot on the Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Roll District by College Board.
MHSA has announced today that three winter sports teams from Helena have been named MHSA/Montana Army Nation Guard Academic All Teams for the winter sports season.
The Helena Public Schools continues to work with local and state health officials in monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the Pacific Northwest, Montana, and locally in the Helena area. To date, Montana’s only patient under investigation tested negative for COVID-19.
Nineteen students represented Capital High School at the recent Region IV Business Professionals of America competitions.
The latest in a long line of achievements, Helena High Computer Science Educator, Buffy Smith, recently received Congressman Greg Gianforte’s Spirit of Montana award during Computer Science Education Week.